Background information | Slave Route Challenge
Cape Town was built by those who were enslaved and apprentices from Indonesia and Malaysia and many Capetonians trace their ancestors through the slaves. It was the dream of Farouk Meyer, founder member of the Brimstone Itheko Sport AC to have a race that traces the footsteps of our ancestors in the Western Cape by incorporating the BoKaap and District Six. A running event with the purpose of raising awareness about our history and our heritage and the ‘Slave Route Challenge’ was born. The Inaugural SRC was in 2011 and 2020 sees its 10th year! This event is hosted by the Brimstone Itheko Sport AC, under the auspices of Western Province Athletics (WPA) and organized by Itheko Sports Management.